Work Package 4

WP4: Establishment of Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea [Mar.In.E.M.]


Deliverables

  • D4.1.1 Establishment of the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea in Cyprus [Mar.In.E.M., All, M12]
  • D4.2.1 Establishment of the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea representation in Greece [NTUA, M23]
  • D4.2.2 Establishment of the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea representation in Bulgaria [MCB, M23]
  • D4.2.3 Establishment of the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea representation in Romania [CMU, M23]
  • D4.2.4 Report on activities and actions to establish Blue Career Centre (BCC) representations in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey [Mar.In.E.M., M23]

Objectives

  • Establish the East Med-Black Sea Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea in Cyprus as a legal entity.
  • Establish the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea representations in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania as well as in non-EU countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey) as legal entities.

Description of work

T4.1 Establishment of the “MENTOR” (Start: M4, End: M12)

Leader: Mar.In.E.M. Contributors: All
The establishment of the Blue Career Centre for Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea, “MENTOR” is the culmination of the project’s endeavors. It will be a volunteer organization with members across Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries who work in the field of career information and in the sectors of shipping, cruise tourism, marine aquaculture and offshore oil and gas.
Members will come from many different settings, such as educational institutions (at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels), libraries, businesses, government and community organizations, students enrolled in career counseling or career information programs, as well as private practitioners in the field of career development.
Members will meet at one general meeting each year to share information relating to career resources. The general meeting will also include a professional development component. Members will also volunteer their time and expertise to participate in ongoing committees, special projects, or presentations at workshops and conferences. The organization’s newsletter, Career exchange will contain a wealth of relevant professional information such us up to date info on workshops, future events calendar, info session, finding Internships and summer jobs, material from the Project, etc. The Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea will also have an e-mail list service and an Internet website, enabling members to communicate with each other rapidly, economically and effectively. Mar.In.E.M. has taken a leadership role in advocating for the development of high quality maritime career information and in helping to identify the basic requirements for producing this type of information. The organization is also actively participating in defining the necessary skills and competencies of career practitioners, a timely and much-needed initiative in this fast-growing professional field.

T4.2 Establishment of the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea representations (Start: M13, End: M23)

Leader: Mar.In.E.M. Contributors: All + Observers
A series of representations of the Blue Career Centre (BCC) of East Med-Black Sea will be established in Greece (in NTUA for shipping, cruise tourism and offshore oil and gas and in AUA for aquaculture), in Bulgaria and in Romania. Also the project’s observers will establish representations in Egypt (Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport), Jordan (Jordan Academy For Maritime Studies), Lebanon (AL-Manar University of Tripoli) and Turkey (Istanbul Technical University).
Concluding, WP4 aims to establish the East Med-Black Sea Blue Career Centre (BCC MENTOR) in Cyprus as an individual legal entity (Task 4.1) as well as its representations in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and in non-EU countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey) (Task 4.2). The concrete activities will include the following:
⦁ Meetings and consultations with potential Members originating from many different settings, such as educational institutions (at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels), libraries, businesses, government and community organizations, students enrolled in career counselling or career information programs, as well as private practitioners in the field of career development.
⦁ Legal advice and services for the best legal option/form of the BCC MENTOR.
⦁ Drafting the Articles of Association, Operational procedures,
⦁ Legal services for applying to the competent legal authorities etc.
⦁ Design and set up the organization structure, extroversion and communication strategy and tools and openness of the BCC MENTOR towards the target groups and the society. This will include the design of the organization’s newsletter, planning of dedicated workshops and events, organizing summer jobs for youngsters (15-18 years old), etc.
Consultations and meetings with potential Members that will collaborate in the setting up of the representations of the BCC MENTOR in the partner Countries Greece, Bulgaria and Romania but also in neighbouring Countries such as Egypt (Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport), Jordan (Jordan Academy For Maritime Studies), Lebanon (AL-Manar University of Tripoli) and Turkey (Istanbul Technical University).